Ely My shop is Local had their Grand Opening on Friday the 17th of June. The company was officially opened by Lucy Frazer, local MP. The event was held at the Old Dispensary and attended by local dignitaries and independent shop owners.
These days the local independent shops are facing an increasingly tough competition from online sales run by national retail chains like Argos or John Lewis, as well as online retailers like Amazon. The internet site: ely.myshopislocal.co.uk is aiming to assist local independent shops with internet sales.
Having selected goods online from one or more local shops customers can chose to collect their order from the shop itself or collect the order later in the day from Spar Ely on the High Street. Alternatively, orders can be delivered the same day.
Ely My Shop is Local was started by long-term Ely residents, Martina and Ivar Jenssen, whose offices are soon to be located at 4 Fore Hill, Ely.
“By using ely.myshopislocal.co.uk local residents can support their local shops even if they cannot make it to the town centre that day”, says Martina. “It is easy to use and you can decide if you want to collect your order or have it delivered that same evening.”
You can find out more information from the Facebook page at: facebook.com/myshopislocal